Event funding

Festivals and Events Event funding

Festivals and events enhance our communities, the lives of our citizens and play an important role in Calgary's growth as an active, vibrant and creative city. 

We know Calgarians are always looking for ways to safely participate in arts, culture, sport, and recreation events. This page outlines the funding opportunities associated with The City available to support festivals and events that improve the wellbeing of citizens, families, and our communities. 

Microgrants


The application period for the 2022 Festivals and Events microgrants is closed.

We are working to help Calgary’s festival and event community restart and recover after the past two years. With our Festivals and Events Microgrants program, we’ve worked to support our normally active and vibrant festival and event industry so that citizens and visitors can once again enjoy Calgary’s community spirit by safely experiencing arts, culture, sport, and recreation events. 

Festivals and Events Subsidy Program


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 Festivals and Events Subsidy Program (FESP).

Eligibility for subsidy is determined by our City Events Team with final funding amounts determined by the Event Advisory Committee and Corporate Event Steering Committee. 

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Contact us

Telephone: 403-476-4371

Mailing address:
Event Services #63
P.O. Box 2100 Station M
Calgary, AB, T2P 2M5

Hours of operation:

Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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